(August 1965)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Greatest Action-Thriller of All Time! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
HYDRA; Nick Fury
Reprints:

The Man for the Job! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury (Colonel, CIA); Nick Fury L.M.D.s (Life Model Decoys); HYDRA; Imperial Hydra (unnamed, "The Master"); Laura Brown (unnamed); Tony Stark (head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Special Weaponry section)
Synopsis:
Nick Fury reports to the Pentagon encountering "Life Model Decoys", replicas of himself. He is driven in a gadget-filled car that converts to flying mode. Fury learns about SHIELD, an international organization whose job is to stop HYDRA, fanatics bent on world domination. Fury meets Tony Stark, in charge of SHIELD's weaponry who tells Fury he was chosen to lead SHIELD. Fury acts quickly when he finds a hidden bomb, throwing it out a window moments before it explodes. Fury learns he is aboard the Heli-Carrier, SHIELD's mobile headquarters. Realizing the impending danger Fury accepts the job.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 7. Fury's previous chronological appearance was in FANTASTIC FOUR #21 (December 1963).

1st appearance of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division), LMDs, Fury's Porsche 904, HYDRA, Imperial Hydra, Laura Brown, The S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli-Carrier. Story retold in NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 (September 1968).

Background info on the creation of S.H.I.E.L.D. not revealed until FURY #1 (May 1994).

Eternity Beckons! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Sir Baskerville; Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Baron Mordo
Synopsis:
In London, seeking info on "Eternity", Dr. Strange goes to the secluded home of Sir Baskerville, a former disciple of Mordo's, who greets him as an old friend. Meanwhile, Dormammu discovers that Clea set the Mindless Ones free and swears she will pay for her betrayal. Baskerville contacts Mordo, who sends an emissary to trap Strange but it backfires, allowing Strange to discover that Dormammu is the one behind Mordo's attacks and increased power. Strange hypnotizes Mordo's spirits into believing he's fled to the Netherworld, but by the time Mordo arrives, Strange has fled once more...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 6 of 17. This is the first issue where Steve Ditko officially receives plotting credit.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strange Mails / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks:
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters by Tim Morris, W.D. Weatherford Jr., Mike Gary. Includes the Mighty Marvel checklist.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Greatest Action-Thriller of All Time!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. The Man for the Job!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Eternity Beckons!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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